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Computers Don't Show on Workgroup

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I have a network of about 15 Windows 98 machines.  For years everything was running without problems, but since a few weeks back, I've gotten the problem that the Network Neighborhood shows up empty on all the machines.  Changing the workgroup name on all the computers fixes the problems for a few days, and then returns.
All PCs got static IP's in the same range (192.168.0.~), NetBUIE is installed on all PCs, File Sharing is enabled on all systems.

Hope someone can help me with this one.

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is your router, working correctly?
do you change anything on any of them (software, hardware) right before the problem started?
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This previous thread may help even though the two machines involved are 98 and XP>

"Computer Does Not Show Up In Network Neighborhood":
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Misc/Q_21760809.html

Note there's a link to the following article >
"Windows 98 + XP + File Sharing = Not Working":
http://www.easydesksoftware.com/news/news24.htm

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If your router in a Netgear DG834G you could consider trying a reboot, even if there is nothing 'apparantly wrong' with it.

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It seems there was a user who decided to plug his XP Laptop into the network, wreaking havok...  Installed NetBUEI on the XP Laptop, and my problems was solved.

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Thanks for the report.

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